Newton Tony Primary School (CE VC)

'Love One Another As I Have Loved You' (John 15:12)

* Squirrels Class swimming lesson this Tuesday *

Our Reception class is called Hedgehogs
Our Class teachers are Mrs Jordan and Mrs Parr
Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Taylor

Term Four

This term our Big Question is What if our Lunch Ran Away?

We received a letter from Oliver explaining that he now loves vegetables and that vegetable pizza is his favourite. We made our own pizzas following Oliver's recipe and they were very scrummy! We have also been creating artwork in the style of Guiseppe Arcimboldo and writing lists and receipts in our fruit and veg shop.

This week we went on a vegetable hunt and found the book Oliver's Vegetables. After reading the story we tried some of the food that grows in Grandpa's garden. We have also been creating our own vegetable recipes, acting out the story Oliver's Vegetables in our small world, sorting healthy and unhealthy foods and painting with vegetables.

Term three

This term our Big Question is 'What if we had Lunch with a Witch?'

For Far Away Friday, we jumped on our plane and headed to USA. We got our boarding passes, exchanged money for Dollars and listened carefully to the plane take off instructions. We enjoyed trying a selection of food from the United States and all agreed it was delicious!

We have been reading the story of Little Red Riding Hood and were intrigued when Little Red came and asked us to warn people the Big Bad Wolf was still on the loose. We wrote words to describe the wolf on 'Beware' posters to let people know. We also had a Zoom with Granny where she explained Little Red hadn't brought her her basket of goodies, so Hedgehogs decided to help and created our basket of goodies for her, writing lists of things we thought she'd like. Look at the photos to see what else we've been up to, too!

We have been introduced to the story of Hansel and Gretel and had a shock when a red haired witch came and visited us. She asked us to her her make some revolting recipes and we created some truly horrendous ones including smelly socks and rat's tail! While the witch enjoyed her recipes, we have followed a gingerbread recipes and made some delicious gingerbread houses-yummy!

There was quite a kerfuffle in our class this week after we discovered someone had ransacked it leaving a trail of oats across our carpet area! We soon discovered it was Goldilocks, who was in fact just very hungry. We helped her write a sorry card for the Three Bears and made our own porridge, voting on whether plain, salty or sweet was the most delicious flavour (sweet won) and then wrote recipes for Goldilocks' parents to follow at home. We have been very busy in our Learning Through Play time too.

Term two

This term our Big Question is 'What if I Danced all Night?


What an amazing performance of our class Nativity 'Away in a Manger'. Weren't we all so brave performing our songs and lines in front of such a big audience!

We have continued with the Christmas theme this week. We have been dressing up as Elves, practising our Nativity performance, making reindeer food and writing lists for Father Christmas.

Christmas has arrived in Hedgehog Class! We have been learning about the Christmas story, making crowns, decorating our class tree and a cheeky elf even came for a visit!

Happy Birthday to You! This week we have been celebrating our class puppet's 5th birthday. We have made cakes, played party games and made birthday cards.

We have had a colourful week learning about Diwali. We took part in a Diwali dance workshop, retold the story of Rama and Sita and made Coconut Barfi.

Pop! Fizz! Bang! We have been learning about the story of Guy Fawkes and having fun doing lots of firework activities.

This week we have been looking at Remembrance and discussing the important people in out own lives that serve in the military too.

What a wonderful start to our school journey we have had! Making friends, exploring our environment and learning our school values!

Term one

This term our key line of enquiry is 'What if we had Superpowers?

We're going on a villain hunt

We created our own version of 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' when we went on our own Villain hunt. Children enjoyed creating their own version, deciding on where we would travel and what it would look and sound like as we did so.

Real life superheroes

We've been thinking about real life superheroes and were so excited when Nurse Gowen came to visit us. She talked about her job and we learned about some of the tools and equipment she uses in her job. We had great fun putting bandages on some of her poorly patients too. We were also introduced to an old telephone and had lots of fun ringing some of our heroes using a special telephone book.


What a shock we had when we arrived in class only to discover the vegetables Mrs. Jordan had brought in for her lunch had been captured! We soon realised it was Evil Pea, and set about to resolve the issue. We used scissor skills to make our own Supertato characters and then searched around school looking for clues. We then drew maps to show the way we had travelled using circle, straight and zigzag pencil marks; it is important to work on these movements before moving on to writing letters.

Mrs Freeze

This week the children were shocked to find our class friend Lily had disappeared. After following some clues we discover Mrs Freeze had captured her. We worked as a team to build a trap to catch her and thankfully Lily was returned, unharmed!

Settling in

What a wonderful start to our learning journey in Hedgehogs Class!